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D200 Focus is off 90% of the time

Yoga_Steve

Birmingham, US
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Yoga_Steve Registered since 23rd May 2006
Tue 23-May-06 09:49 PM

Hi everyone,
I am the proud owner of a D200 kit. I've been shooting Nikons for 18 years, but always film.

Here is my question ... I come from a F4 / N90s kinda' gear so I'm used to the Single Focus mode, but the focus with the D200 is always soft. I first played with the 17-70 that came with the kit, and then a Nikon 80-200 / 2.8 and a few Nikon Film primes.

The focus looks nice in the viewfinder but the image is soft. Only when there is a boat load of contrast is it even close. My assistant has a few Sigmas and they were way sharper then the Nikons.

SO I traded my film lens and add $$ for a 17-50 2.8 & a 80-200 2.8 Sigma. Well it seems like a camera thing now and not a lens thing. Mostly wider lenses are the softest with the 200 end of the zoom "OK" sharp.

So what gives?
I didn't remember this kinda problems with the film Cameras...

Thanks for reading the whole thing,

Steve

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